The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for Agile Software Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Agile Software Development over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Agile Software Development
England / North East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 1 1 7
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Contract jobs citing Agile Software Development 281 309 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 38.76% 35.56% 12.48%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 44.11% 41.76% 16.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 217 55
Median daily rate £390 £440 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.36% +15.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £540 £498
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.59% +17.36%  

Agile Software Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 637 740 483
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 87.86% 85.16% 74.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 499 260
Median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £548 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 21
Median hourly rate £24.50 £18.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.11% +38.46%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.79 £12.97 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.70 £30.00 £28.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Agile Software Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East citing Agile Software Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Agile Software Development in the North East

Agile Software Development
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Agile Software Development within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear 0 264 £394 -6.86% 45
Durham +3 13 £333 -28.10% 8
Agile Software Development
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Agile Software Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North East region with a requirement for Agile Software Development.

1 197 (33.91%) Scrum
2 144 (24.78%) Java
3 142 (24.44%) Open Source
4 139 (23.92%) DevOps
5 137 (23.58%) Linux
5 137 (23.58%) TDD
6 127 (21.86%) HTML
7 126 (21.69%) Scala
8 120 (20.65%) CSS
9 112 (19.28%) Automated Testing
10 110 (18.93%) Jenkins
11 104 (17.90%) C#
12 102 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
13 94 (16.18%) User Stories
14 91 (15.66%) .NET
14 91 (15.66%) Unix
15 86 (14.80%) Windows
15 86 (14.80%) User Experience
16 84 (14.46%) Git (software)
17 83 (14.29%) Selenium
18 78 (13.43%) JSON
19 75 (12.91%) Ruby
19 75 (12.91%) Confluence
20 74 (12.74%) JIRA
20 74 (12.74%) Microsoft
21 71 (12.22%) PRINCE2
21 71 (12.22%) Oracle
21 71 (12.22%) BDD
22 70 (12.05%) JavaScript
23 68 (11.70%) ITIL

Agile Software Development
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 75 (12.91%) Confluence
2 43 (7.40%) WebLogic
3 30 (5.16%) WebSphere
4 20 (3.44%) JBoss
5 15 (2.58%) CMS
6 11 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
7 9 (1.55%) Sitecore CMS
8 8 (1.38%) Tuxedo
9 7 (1.20%) Apache
9 7 (1.20%) Oracle Application Server
10 6 (1.03%) PowerExchange
11 5 (0.86%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 5 (0.86%) SharePoint
11 5 (0.86%) WildFly
12 4 (0.69%) Drupal
12 4 (0.69%) GeoServer
13 3 (0.52%) SAS
13 3 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.34%) FileNet
14 2 (0.34%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 44 (7.57%) MS Excel
2 35 (6.02%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (1.72%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 7 (1.20%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.86%) BusinessWorks
3 5 (0.86%) Oracle EBS R12
4 3 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.17%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.12%) SaaS
2 50 (8.61%) IaaS
2 50 (8.61%) PaaS
3 30 (5.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
5 17 (2.93%) Trello
6 12 (2.07%) GitHub
7 5 (0.86%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.17%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.17%) Force.com
8 1 (0.17%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.17%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 31 (5.34%) HTTP
2 19 (3.27%) LDAP
3 8 (1.38%) SSL
4 5 (0.86%) Internet
5 3 (0.52%) IP Telephony
6 2 (0.34%) Intranet
6 2 (0.34%) Intrusion Detection
6 2 (0.34%) Network Security
6 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.17%) DHCP
7 1 (0.17%) DNS
7 1 (0.17%) FTP
7 1 (0.17%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (7.40%) MongoDB
2 30 (5.16%) BusinessObjects
3 27 (4.65%) Relational Database
4 26 (4.48%) SQL Server
5 25 (4.30%) Oracle Database
5 25 (4.30%) PostgreSQL
6 18 (3.10%) NoSQL
7 17 (2.93%) DB2
7 17 (2.93%) Oracle Reports
8 14 (2.41%) Apache Cassandra
8 14 (2.41%) MySQL
9 8 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (1.20%) Oracle Database 12c
11 6 (1.03%) GIS
11 6 (1.03%) PowerCenter
12 5 (0.86%) Ingres
13 4 (0.69%) Neo4j
14 3 (0.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 2 (0.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 110 (18.93%) Jenkins
2 84 (14.46%) Git (software)
3 83 (14.29%) Selenium
4 74 (12.74%) JIRA
5 61 (10.50%) Cucumber
6 59 (10.15%) JUnit
7 46 (7.92%) WebDriver
8 34 (5.85%) RSpec
9 28 (4.82%) Subversion
10 24 (4.13%) Sonatype Nexus
11 19 (3.27%) SoapUI
12 17 (2.93%) GitLab
13 9 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
14 7 (1.20%) HP UFT
14 7 (1.20%) LoadRunner
15 5 (0.86%) CA Gen
16 3 (0.52%) Eclipse
16 3 (0.52%) Log4j
16 3 (0.52%) SpecFlow
17 2 (0.34%) Maven
General
1 45 (7.75%) Finance
2 23 (3.96%) Legal
3 20 (3.44%) Games
4 13 (2.24%) Publishing
5 6 (1.03%) Advertising
6 4 (0.69%) Marketing
6 4 (0.69%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.52%) Electronics
7 3 (0.52%) Manufacturing
7 3 (0.52%) Retail
8 2 (0.34%) Banking
9 1 (0.17%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 183 (31.50%) Developer
2 50 (8.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 48 (8.26%) Tester
4 47 (8.09%) Designer
5 41 (7.06%) Java Developer
6 40 (6.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 40 (6.88%) Sitecore Developer
7 38 (6.54%) Automation Tester
8 37 (6.37%) .NET Developer
8 37 (6.37%) Analyst
9 34 (5.85%) Architect
9 34 (5.85%) Scrum Master
10 32 (5.51%) Scala Developer
11 29 (4.99%) Operations Engineer
12 28 (4.82%) UX Designer
13 26 (4.48%) C# Developer
14 24 (4.13%) HTML Developer
15 23 (3.96%) Product Manager
15 23 (3.96%) Selenium Tester
15 23 (3.96%) User Researcher
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (21.86%) HTML
2 120 (20.65%) CSS
3 91 (15.66%) .NET
4 78 (13.43%) JSON
5 68 (11.70%) RESTful
6 55 (9.47%) ASP.NET
7 54 (9.29%) REST
8 51 (8.78%) Play Framework
9 50 (8.61%) HTML5
10 48 (8.26%) Spring
11 46 (7.92%) CSS3
11 46 (7.92%) Ruby on Rails
12 44 (7.57%) Gherkin
13 40 (6.88%) Ajax
14 38 (6.54%) Software Packaging
15 36 (6.20%) Django
16 31 (5.34%) Spring MVC
17 29 (4.99%) Web Services
18 21 (3.61%) ASP.NET MVC
18 21 (3.61%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 102 (17.56%) Analytical Skills
2 86 (14.80%) User Experience
3 26 (4.48%) Mobile App
4 21 (3.61%) Smartphone
5 14 (2.41%) Management Information System
6 10 (1.72%) NHS
7 9 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
7 9 (1.55%) Social Media
8 7 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.20%) Tandem
9 6 (1.03%) Mainframe
10 2 (0.34%) DataPower
11 1 (0.17%) CESG
11 1 (0.17%) CESG CLAS
11 1 (0.17%) CMDB
11 1 (0.17%) Computer Science
11 1 (0.17%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.17%) EFT
11 1 (0.17%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 137 (23.58%) Linux
2 91 (15.66%) Unix
3 86 (14.80%) Windows
4 55 (9.47%) AIX
5 48 (8.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 27 (4.65%) Windows Server
7 18 (3.10%) Windows 2000
7 18 (3.10%) Windows XP
8 11 (1.89%) MVS
9 8 (1.38%) HPUX
10 7 (1.20%) zOS
11 6 (1.03%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.86%) Solaris
12 5 (0.86%) VME
13 4 (0.69%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.52%) Android
14 3 (0.52%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.34%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (33.91%) Scrum
2 142 (24.44%) Open Source
3 139 (23.92%) DevOps
4 137 (23.58%) TDD
5 112 (19.28%) Automated Testing
6 94 (16.18%) User Stories
7 71 (12.22%) BDD
7 71 (12.22%) PRINCE2
8 68 (11.70%) ITIL
9 67 (11.53%) MVC
9 67 (11.53%) Test Automation
10 63 (10.84%) Configuration Management
11 62 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
12 60 (10.33%) Project Management
13 59 (10.15%) Continuous Improvement
14 58 (9.98%) Change Management
15 56 (9.64%) Problem Management
16 55 (9.47%) Automation Testing
17 54 (9.29%) Kanban
18 49 (8.43%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 144 (24.78%) Java
2 126 (21.69%) Scala
3 104 (17.90%) C#
4 75 (12.91%) Ruby
5 70 (12.05%) JavaScript
6 50 (8.61%) Python
7 44 (7.57%) SQL
8 37 (6.37%) PowerShell
9 27 (4.65%) Groovy
10 14 (2.41%) Perl
11 6 (1.03%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.69%) C
12 4 (0.69%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.52%) COBOL
13 3 (0.52%) PHP
13 3 (0.52%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.34%) C++
15 1 (0.17%) Jython
15 1 (0.17%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (7.92%) Security Cleared
2 29 (4.99%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
4 23 (3.96%) Degree
5 9 (1.55%) ISEB
6 3 (0.52%) ISTQB
7 2 (0.34%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.34%) IBM Certification
7 2 (0.34%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.17%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) CISSP
8 1 (0.17%) CLAS
8 1 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (9.81%) QA
2 19 (3.27%) WCAG
3 18 (3.10%) Disclosure Scotland
4 16 (2.75%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.17%) SDET
System Software
1 27 (4.65%) Active Directory
2 12 (2.07%) Docker
3 6 (1.03%) KVM
4 4 (0.69%) LXC
5 2 (0.34%) Oracle Clusterware
6 1 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 38 (6.54%) Puppet
2 33 (5.68%) Ansible
3 26 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (3.79%) Dollar Universe
5 10 (1.72%) Terraform
6 2 (0.34%) Data Guard
6 2 (0.34%) Forum Sentry
6 2 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
7 1 (0.17%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 74 (12.74%) Microsoft
2 71 (12.22%) Oracle
3 48 (8.26%) Red Hat
4 47 (8.09%) Sitecore
5 46 (7.92%) Atlassian
6 30 (5.16%) HP
7 28 (4.82%) TIBCO
8 22 (3.79%) Google
9 20 (3.44%) IBM
9 20 (3.44%) Informatica
10 13 (2.24%) Siebel
11 10 (1.72%) Axway
12 8 (1.38%) CA
13 7 (1.20%) Sun
14 4 (0.69%) SAP
15 3 (0.52%) Cisco
15 3 (0.52%) Genesys
15 3 (0.52%) Nortel
15 3 (0.52%) Verint
16 2 (0.34%) ServiceNow
North East
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Parallel Consulting
Posted: 21 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
County Durham
Oscar
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Solutions Recruitment
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne And Wear
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Excellent
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle upon Tyne
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Gateshead
People Source Consulting
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 13 days ago